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Response to Jack Sprat (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 02:00 AM

52. True - it was even more ridiculous last time around

when there was all the uproar over NPR funding, about how that was the kind of thing we just couldn't afford in these difficult times. Of course, NPR funding is one hundredth of one percent of the budget, and would be enough to buy one and one half of a new fighter jet per year. Not enough to fly one anywhere or hire a pilot...but the stupidity of it.

Which is why I was pretty stunned that that actual agreement came out with defense spending cuts, and big defense spending cuts at "the cliff" if other things weren't worked out. How Obama got them to agree to that - unique times!

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